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Temporary pacemaker and PICC insertion

Is placement of a PICC contraindicated in a patient while a temporary pacemaker is in place? This patient may need long term antibiotics and most likely a permanent pacemaker. Should we recommend alternative long term IV access?

No, not contraindicated.

No, not contraindicated. Consult with cardilogy about PICC placement. Place PICC on the opposite side if possible. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

Thank you Lynn!

Thank you Lynn!

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